OREANDA-NEWS. February 22, 2012. The Ministry of Health Care of the Sverdlovsk Region reported to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) about abolishing unlawful acts on entry control of medicines, or, in other words, stopping violations of the antimonopoly law by executing the determination of the FAS Commission, reported the press-centre of FAS Russia.

On 3rd October 2011, the FAS Commission found that the Ministry of Health Care of the Sverdlovsk Region violated Clauses 2 and 3 Part 1, and Part 3 Article 15 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition. By issuing No.2038-p Order On the Procedures for Quality Control of Medicines in the Sverdlovsk Region of 18th November 2008 and approving the Guidelines on the Procedures and Conditions for Quality Control of Medicines in the Sverdlovsk Region, the Ministry of Health Care created conditions that force wholesale suppliers of drugs submit samples of medicines brought in the Sverdlovsk region to the Centre for Quality Control and Certification of Medicines State Budget-Funded Medical Institution. Suppliers had to submit samples of medicines for quality control that was not provided for by the federal law.

As a result of such control medicines were assigned regional quality numbers that constituted the grounds for selling drugs in the Republic.

On 7th November 2011 the Ministry of Health Care of the Sverdlovsk Region issued No.1190a-p Order abolishing the unlawful acts.